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The Secret Agent

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Joseph Conrad

Narrated By: David Horovitch

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Date: January 2014

Duration: 11 hours 10 minutes

Summary:

Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent is a tale of anarchism, espionage and terrorism. Our agent, a man named Mr Verloc, minds his own business while he keeps his shop in London’s Soho, alongside his wife, who attends to her aged mother and disabled brother. Their lives are turned upside down when Verloc is reluctantly employed to plant a bomb and destroy an observatory in London. What was once the perfect bomb plot inevitably turns awry and Verloc, his family and his associates are forced to face the consequences. Conrad’s later political novel bears all the hallmarks of his captivating style: The Secret Agent brims with melodious and poetic language, alongside crystal- clear psychological insights that could only be the work of a uniquely gifted storyteller.

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  • Laurie Budash

    Language used is verbose in detailed descriptions. The narrator is difficult to understand when doing some of the characters' voices.

  • Edith kodmur

    Outstanding! Gripping from the first words to the last. A strange story which is just as compelling today as when Conrad wrote it.